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Farmers' association demands cancellation of licence to RO plant

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Allege that the unit was supplying treated water to a company

Protest:Members of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam staging a demonstration in front of the bus stand at Bargur on Tuesday. —Photo: N. Bashkaran.
Protest:Members of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam staging a demonstration in front of the bus stand at Bargur on Tuesday. —Photo: N. Bashkaran.

Over 200 members of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, affiliated to the Communist Party of India (Marxist), staged a demonstration in front of the Bargur bus stand here demanding that the licence issued to a private Reverse Osmosis water treatment plant at Sigaralapalli Panchayat, near Bargur, in Krishnagiri district on Tuesday be revoked immediately.

They also demanded withdrawal of false cases foisted against the farmers who had opposed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation's move to put up overhead wires in a lane at Sigaralapalli village posing danger to the life of the people.

The Sangam alleged that the RO plant was supplying treated water to a mineral water company.

This had affected the depletion of ground water table in the area, which was already a drought-prone area.

Since the plant was extracting the ground water indiscriminately, the local people feared that bore wells would dry soon.

As many as 3,000 people living in Paiyadur, Erikollamedu, Sigaralapalli, Rangasamudhram, Ittiganur, Kuttappanayaganur, Thellapetta and Kollakottai villages have been using the water.

State vice-president, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, K. Mohamed Ali, gave a special address. M. Dharman, district president presided. D. Ravindran, State Committee Member, X. Irudhayaraj, District Secretary, R. Sekar, State Committee Member of the Sangam among other spoke.


  • Over 200 members of the Sangam took part in the demonstration

  • They also demanded withdrawal of false cases foisted against the farmers


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